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Poster: DJason Date: Jun 30, 2010 9:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are any of these titles in the Public Domain?

Another movie that might be in the public domain: The Pig-Keeper's Daughter. I've got a digital copy, and there is NO copyright notice in it, neither the opening credits nor the closing shots. IIRC, that makes it PD, right?

It's a Harry Novak hicksploitation done in the early 1970s, and borders on porn. OTOH, it is of some historical interest as an example of pre-Deep Throat exploitation.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 30, 2010 10:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are any of these titles in the Public Domain?

I guess that your copy isn't the Valiant International Pictures version, which is copyrighted.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000307091 / 1986-08-25
Application Title: Pigkeeper’s daughter.
Title: The Pig keeper’s daughter / director, Bethel Buckalew.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Copyright Claimant: Valiant International Pictures
Date of Creation: 1986
Date of Publication: 1986-08-01
Authorship on Application: editing and some new cinematography: Valiant International Pictures, employer for hire.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: "editing and some new cinematography."

Names: Buckalew, Bethel
Valiant International Pictures

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Poster: DJason Date: Jun 30, 2010 10:29am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are any of these titles in the Public Domain?

Don't think so. Certainly there's no footage that looks 1986 as compared to the rest of the 1972-shot movie. No company credits at all (it was produced by Novak's Box Office International). Nor is it transferred from VHS. OTOH, it's barely a minute shorter than that registration record indicates.